The Annual UC Cooperative Extension and California Potato Research Advisory Board (CPRAB) Variety Trial Field Day is an opportunity to see tubers of potentially new varieties, how they performed this year, and how they performed compared to standard varieties. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hart Memorial Park (8 miles northeast of downtown Bakersfield via Hwy 178 and Alfred Harrell Hwy). Entries include varieties from numerous USDA, state, and private breeding programs. This year’s entries include Russets, chippers, reds, yellows, and specialty types. Tubers will be shown as how they look straight from the field after being washed.
This is an opportunity to express your evaluations and recommendations about these varieties to University researchers, breeders, seed growers, and fellow growers.
LOCATION! The Potato Field Day will be held in the shade near the bank of the Kern River at HART PARK. It will be located on the east end of the park in Section 2, just off Alfred Harrell Highway. Please see map on back for directions to Hart Park. Snacks and refreshments will be available.
Potato Grower Meeting: You should be receiving a notice from the CPRAB for the annual potato grower’s dinner and informal meeting to be held the evening of the field day.
For further information contact:
Jaspreet Sidhu, Kern County Cooperative Extension, 661-304-8870 Nathan Sano, California Potato Research Advisory Board, 559-591-0436